D'Aiguilhe 2021 (1.5L)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
90 DE / 91-93 JD / 89-91 WA / 88-90 VM /
A combination of ripe summer fruits on the nose with some smoked earth and chalky aromas. Lovely energy here, the red fruit - strawberry, raspberry and red cherry stops just short of being tart - it has this delicious crunchy almost sour flavour before settling revealing the chalky mid-palate. Tannins are fine but give soft support balancing the elements and driving the flavours from start to finish. So much joy drinking this wine with the terroir showing through and giving the textural elements which are so appealing. I like this a lot. - Georgina Hindle, Decanter.
I loved the 2021 Château D'Aiguilhe, and this is one Castillon that over-delivers. Offering pure cassis and darker, almost blue fruits as well as notes of white flowers, it's medium-bodied, has a round, supple mouthfeel, ripe tannins, and a great finish. I'd be a buyer. - Jeb Dunnuck.
Offering up aromas of sweet cherries, dark berries, licorice and flowers, the 2021 d'Aiguilhe is medium to full-bodied, concentrated and polished, with a tangy spine of acidity, beautifully refined tannins and a long, penetrating finish. This is a terrific effort from the von Neipperg family's organically farmed Castillon estate. - William Kelley, Wine Advocate.
The 2021 Château d'Aiguilhe has a little more vigor on the nose compared to the Clos Marsalette, offering dark cherries and touches of cassis with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly grainy tannins on the entry. A lighter style of this Castillon, linear yet balanced, with a touch of white pepper on the finish. It will just need two or three years in bottle. - Neal Martin, Vinous Media.